Shining a light on a Yorkshire entrepreneur

“After strong recommendations it has been a delight to work with the Partners Group team, with great coverage results.”

We’re excited to report that we’ve been appointed to support South Yorkshire-based Supplies For Candles with PR activity as the company forges ahead with ambitious growth plans and lends its support to people affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nicky Story, Supplies for Candles

The candle supplies business is owned and run by entrepreneur Nicky Story (28), who set up the company four years ago in his dad’s garage. He has since built it into a £5m turnover business, employing over 30 people and operating from 81,000sq ft premises in Mexborough.

The company, now the largest online candle supplies company in Europe, has seen a surge in sales over recent weeks as people turn to the internet to find new hobbies and ways of keeping themselves occupied while in isolation.
One of our first jobs for Nicky is to help publicise an initiative supporting people who have been financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Having donated liquid soap to the NHS via a DPD charity appeal and given away soap to the elderly and vulnerable in his local community to help combat shortages, Nicky is now looking further afield. 
He is giving away £100,000 worth of kits to help people in isolation learn the basics of candle making, along with a business start-up pack and online support offering guidance to those who choose to take their interest in candle making a step further.
He says, “I’m watching what’s happening across the country and hearing that at least one in twenty people have lost their jobs because of coronavirus, with many more people uncertain about their futures. 
“I want to give people who may have been affected financially by the current pandemic the opportunity to learn a new skill, keep busy, have a go and explore new avenues to generate income.”
Partners PR director Karen Tinkler says, “Nicky has achieved so much in the last four years, and has big ambitions for taking the business forward. At the same time, he is very community minded, and CSR plays a big part in his business.
“We’re really enjoying working with Nicky to help raise awareness of the help he’s offering to people during a difficult time and looking forward to supporting the company’s continued success.”
Nicky Story adds, “After strong recommendations it has been a delight to work with the Partners team, with great coverage results.”

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